Hailing from a small market town in rural North Yorkshire, Henry and Nathan’s first musical experiences came from raiding their older brothers’ extensive cassette tape collections.
On those tapes they found an eclectic range of music that would go on to shape their own sound. “Both of our older brothers were really into dance music, so we were getting loads of cassettes of pirate radio recordings, acid house and loads of electronica. We'd just sit and listen to all of these cassettes and then try and get that into a band.”
Not content with just playing in a band, they decided to set up their own studio and collective, Dental Records. “We'd played together in a band for ages, and when you're writing tunes and want to write more it becomes increasingly difficult to do that in a rehearsal room. So we decided we needed a better space to do it in. Dental Records is really just like a collective of our friends – we've got people that do video, guys that do graphic design and people who do music as well.”
Despite their many different projects, those early cassette tapes are still a key component of their music today. “I think you can still kind of hear where we started out; you can still hear those early influences now. I don’t think I realised it at the time, but they were massively important, because they got us obsessed by music.”